For nearly 50 years, through its industry benchmark studies measuring new-vehicle quality, performance and design, and long-term dependability, J.D. Power has collected and analyzed data from millions of verified car buyers. The information and insights gleaned from these studies have helped both automakers and customers alike. Automakers use J.D. Power study data to design and build higher-quality, longer-lasting, better-performing vehicles. For consumers, J.D. Power publishes ratings to present critical car quality data in an easy-to-use format.

Latest New Car Reviews

  Test Drive: 2017 Mazda CX-5
Aiming for premium territory with the 2017 CX-5, Mazda has redesigned its popular compact crossover SUV. We take it for a test drive...
  PowerSteering: 2017 Honda CR-V Review
Currently, Honda is the king of the crossover SUV sales chart. No doubt, the redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V will ensure that the company reign continues.
  Test Drive: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq
Cribbing its basic design philosophy from the iconic Toyota Prius, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is available first as a gas-electric hybrid and as an electric vehicle.
  PowerSteering: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review
The 2017 Mercedes E-Class is, in many respects, the benchmark against which all premium midsize cars are measured. Find out what our expert thinks in our exclusive PowerSteering car review...
  Test Drive: 2017 Kia Niro
There’s a new high-mileage hybrid in town, and it’s called the 2017 Kia Niro. Read more in our exclusive test drive review...
  Test Drive: 2017 BMW 5 Series
BMW has completely redesigned the 5 Series midsize luxury sedan for the 2017 model year. We take it for a test drive...
  PowerSteering: 2017 Mazda 3 Review
Mazda is a mainstream brand, but it infuses the entry-level Mazda 3 with the qualities of both a luxury car and a performance car. Find out what our expert thinks in our exclusive PowerSteering review of the 2017 Mazda 3...
  PowerSteering: 2017 Subaru Outback Review
Equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD), lots of ground clearance, plenty of cargo space, soothingly comfortable heated seats, and even a wiper de-icer system, the 2017 Subaru Outback is seemingly custom-built for foul weather. Find out what our expert thinks in this exclusive PowerSteering car review...
  PowerSteering: 2017 Nissan Armada Review
For 2017, Nissan has replaced the original, first-generation Armada full-size SUV with a version of the company’s global Patrol model. Find out what our expert thinks in this exclusive PowerSteering car review...
  PowerSteering: 2017 Acura TLX Review
Positioned as a luxury performance sedan, priced to provide perceived value, and charged with being everything to everyone, the TLX represents a clear upgrade from a Honda Accord. Find out what our expert things in this exclusive PowerSteering car review...

New Car Reviews

While data is the foundation of J.D. Power’s auto research operation, today’s discerning consumer wants more. In addition to data and ratings, they want real-world analyses and expert opinions when researching a new-vehicle purchase. To meet that need, J.D. Power now offers on its website exclusive car reviews with insights from our auto industry and product experts, as well as our experienced editorial team.

Through our exclusive Test Drive and PowerSteering car review articles, J.D. Power experts evaluate new nameplates, completely redesigned vehicles, and heavily refreshed vehicles in order to determine whether automakers are listening to the Voice of the Customer when making changes to their products.

Test Drive articles are based on a short-term vehicle evaluation, typically conducted at a one- or two-day media ride and drive event, and generally don’t reference J.D. Power study data. Test Drive articles focus on these critical areas:

  • ▪ Styling and design
  • ▪ Comfort and controls
  • ▪ Safety and technology
  • ▪ Driving impressions

PowerSteering reviews, on the other hand, are more in-depth and based on a full seven-day evaluation of the vehicle. In each review, our expert provides their own assessment of how the subject model performs in each of the 10 categories that comprise the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM including:

  • ▪ Vehicle exterior
  • ▪ Interior
  • ▪ Seats
  • ▪ Climate control system
  • ▪ Infotainment system
  • ▪ Storage and space
  • ▪ Visibility and safety
  • ▪ Engine/Transmission
  • ▪ Fuel economy
  • ▪ Driving dynamics

On this page, you will find reviews for dozens of the latest new car, truck, SUV, and van models.


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